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by tuesday. that doesn't mean there's a consensus yet. listen to this from the nra after today's white house meeting. quote, we were disappointed with how little this had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. we will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of madmen. i'm in favor of a nationwide ban on semiautomatic assault weapons and high volume magazines. i want to see president obama increasing federal funding for mental health treatment for all americans who need it. meanwhile, there's another school shooting today in california. a 16-year-old reportedly felt he was being bullied was accused of attempted murder. the student took direct aim and hit one classmate in taft union high school. he then aimed specifically at another classmate and then missed. kyung lah is in california with the latest. every time you hear these stories right now, a shudder comes with it because of what happened at sandy hook. what do we actually know about what happened here? >> we're learning, actually, a little more. po
violence in our country. among the vice president's guests today were the nra. how that went and how it stands up to ezra's thesis is coming up. chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, including those for migraine and while on cymbalta, call right away if you have high fever, confusion and stiff mu
on this subject. the gun lobby, the nra at least, in some ways is a victim of their own success. their political m.o. is to prevent anybody from even bringing up gun control legislation, to make it seem politically impossible to even broach the subject. and so they're not used to having the debate, their side of the argument, with powerful, motivated, organized proponents of the opposite view. in other words, they have been so successful at shutting down any possible debate over gun control in this country that they now seem legitimately surprised that there might be a legitimate debate in this country over gun control. their reaction today to their meeting with vice president joe biden in washington was that they said they were disappointed. that was their word, "dispointed," that one of the subjects of discussion was reforming gun laws. what did you think you were there to talk about? this is the list of gun owner groups and gun advocacy groups that vice president biden met with today. in this ongoing series of meetings he's having toward producing a list of recommendations that we now know will
. but the headline today is the nra's reaction or post-reaction to the meeting held with vice president joe biden. will the white house attempt to go around the nra to get legislation on the table? >>> michael and mia are keeping an eye on their inventory. they're always ready for customers who order seed bombs from their company visual lingu lingual. strong relationships with suppliers helps them maintain a balanced inventory. what can we do with a brand new year, and a room that needs refreshing? we can work with a new collection of carpet that proves durable can be softer than ever. we can get for less and spread that softness even further. turns out, we can do even more than we thought we could. because this is the year of doing. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. roll out the new year with free whole home basic carpet installation on three rooms or more. >>> coming up, details on what some call the white house's strategy to go around the nra, perhaps to get tougher gun legislation on the table. we'll have the latest on vice president joe biden's meeting going on rig
vice president biden sat down today with hunters sportsmen and gun owner's groups including the nra the real victims in all of this gun violence, as part of his fact-finding mission for the president. before the doors closed, he told reporter what's heard from gun control groups and law enforcement thus far. >> there is a surprising -- so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just the closed gun show loophole but total universal background checks. including private sales. there's also a good deal of talk about gun safety. and what responsibility goes along with gun ownership. i've never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something about high-capacity magazines as i've heard spontaneously from every group that we've met with so far. >> john: not every group. not the nra. after today's meeting with mr. biden, the nra released a statement that reads in part... >> john: which is something no one is trying to do at all ever. if the nra supporters in congress get in line, toughening gun laws on the federal level could be a tou
. >> indeed. the gaming industry is the last in a series of group meetings, including the nra and other gun groups yesterday. and it's their allies who are extremely eager to blame games or anything else for violent crime. >> i think there's a very good different view as to what the problem is and how to solve it. >> if we focus on the gun, we miss the opportunity in of this country to zero in on the real problem. >> the dangers of violent video games, but they get too many friends and donors in hollywood. >> we can eliminate knives in people's homes and baseball bats and hammers and take away blunt objects of any kind. >> okay. we can save lives by taking away video games, baseball bats, and blunt objects. but not guns. even though it was a military-style ar-15 semiautomatic that claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 staff members at sandy hook elementary. a similar weapon used by the accused mass murderer james holmes who killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 others at a movie theater in aurora, colorado. it was a gun, not a baseball bat, that took the lives of more than 335,000 amer
by tuesday. but that doesn't mean there's a consensus yet. listen to this from the nra after today's white house meeting "we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. we will not allow law abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen." that's where the nra stands. now we'll remind you exactly where i stand on guns. i'm in favor of a nation-wide ban on military style semiautomatic assault weapons and high capacity magazines. i want to close the gun show loopholes and require private dealers to run background checks on all buyers at gun shows and see president obama for increasing mental health funding for all americans who need it. meanwhile another shooting in california. a 16-year-old who said he was bull lid attempted murder. took aim and hit one student in taft high school. he then aimed specifically at another classmate but missed. our reporter is live with the latest. kyung, every time you hear these stories break now, a shudder comes with it b
they are equally culpable. the nra has tried to convince us that video games are more dangerous than guns but study after study after study has shown that games don't have a direct impact on gun violence. the research psychologyist graham bell found that video games are not forms of violent behavior. . . . on the other hand, according to the harvard school of public health, numerous studies have found that the availability of guns directly impacts gun violence. now i can say plenty of other research but really? it's just common sense. video games while we should be discussing them they are not as much of a factor in gun violence as the ready availability of guns is. 224 years ago, america's founding fathers debated, including the bill of rights as a means to cement the birth of this great nation. they would be rolling over in their graves if they knew that legacy is now in the unworthy hands of industry lobbyists who are fighting over which special interest will get to profit most from selling their violent product. in the end it all coming down to money. joining u
. it was the first white house meeting for the nra in nearly two decades yesterday and this morning its president told matt lauer he was not pleased about how it went. >> we have a profound disagreement with this administration. first of all on what would make a difference. we don't think a ban on so-called assault weapons which hasn't worked in the past will work this time. >> one of the major pieces the vice president appears to be focused on is not the assault weapons ban but background checks. >> there's a surprising -- so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun show loophole but total universal background checks, including private sales. >> and the "washington post" reports today the white house is at least considering an nra proposal to fund police in schools, that's something now being pushed by democratic senator barbara boxer. i want to bring in "washington post" columnist ruth marcus and ryan grim. good to see you both. >> good morning. >> the nra said and i'm quoting here, we were disappointed with how little this mee
of the nra yesterday, he spoke for the first time about some of the ideas gaining traction, including universal background checks and a ban on high capacity magazine clips. after the meeting of president of the nra said their discussion wasn't "a real conversation" and this morning pushed back against any regulation on gun ownership including background checks and an assault weapons ban. >> i think there's a very different view as to what the problem is and how to solve it. it's not the power of the nra, matt. what it is is the strength of belief among millions of americans in their right under the constitution to privately own firearms. >> no one anywhere is talking about doing away with the second amendment, and no one anywhere is advocating stripping away gun ownership. what began this debate nearly one month ago next week was a massacre in a small town elementary school and a national resolution to keep america's children safer, but at some point that desire to better protect has been undermined by an extreme wythe right wing that seems more concerned with better protecting their
>>> good morning, i'm thomas roberts. the nra taking off the safety following the meeting at the white house blasting vice president joe biden and the gun task force. >> we have a profound disagreement with this administration, first of all on what would make a difference. i don't think there's in lack of concern about dealing with the problem. i think there's a very different view as to what the problem is and how to solve it. vice president biden who is expected to put out proposals early next week will wrap up several meetings with a sit-down with reps from the video gaming industry and the focused on yesterday's face to face. we were disappointed with how little this meeting has to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment, biden trying to shut it down. >> i think we can do a great deal without in any way imposing on or i am pinging on the rights of the second amendment. >> what is the real strategy behind the invitation to the nra? a headline reports the administration is trying an end run around the gun
be relief in sight. >>> clashing over gun violence. vice president biden meets with the nra, doesn't go so well. what does it mean for efforts to prevent gun violence? the cost of flu outbreak from you calling in sick and maybe worse, from all of you who aren't. what it's costing us. >>> tornadoes touch down in louisiana, water levels keep rising and more rain on the way. >>> a packed show for you this morning. talk to cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta, dr. anthony fauci, from the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. former new mexico give nor bill richardson, illinois congresswoman january, and t-boz will be joining us. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point is kind of gross. the flu. a nasty strain running rampant across the country. thousands hospitalized and dozens of people have died. in just a few hours, the cdc will release new numbers on how widespread the flu is. cnn's medical unit got an early look and one expert says we're at epidemic levels. dr. sanjay gupta is in atlanta. what are you expecting to hear? >>
't behind the violence. the nra step ahead way from discussions and said they were in attack of second amendment. dan lothian has been following developments for us this morning. sol folks said they see some consensus in some areas. when you listen to what the nra said, they sounded very disappointed with the meetings. >> that's right. we sort of expect thad coming in. it wasn't a very big, bold expectation from the nra, saying they were coming to simply listen to what the administration had to put out there. the vice president did talk about some things floating to the top. not recommendations that come from him, but recommendations he said coming from all the various groups he has been meeting with. at the top of the list is a total universal background check, including private sales of guns, second on that list, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and also talked about the need for the federal government to get more research. get their hands on more information that he believes will prevent more gun violence in the future. pushback from the nra saying that they were troubled by
strategy behind the invitation to the nra? a headline reports the administration is trying an end run around the gun lobby. will the task force do little else than help the white house's end game and hurt the nra brand? >> if you're a survivalist and you believe the federal government is coming to kill you and your children, if that's your view, your paranoid sick twisted view, fine, good luck continuing to get the republicans to jump in your pickup truck and drive off the cliff towards political oblivion. >> it doesn't appear the movie and gaming industries are as well. we'll know more after today's meetings. joining me is attorney general bo biden. as we talk about what happened yesterday with the nra meeting with the vice president at the white house, the first time the nra is invited in two decades. does this legitimize the nra is being that powerful in washington, d.c.? >> i think what -- and i speak as attorney for the state of delaware not the administration, you see a task force led by the vice president, my father, to try to meet with all of the stake holders, whether they be
? i thought guns were supposed to protect you. there is one case the n.r.a. is crowing about. >> shooting, shooting. >> ok. >> shoot him! shoot him! >> her life is saved and our kikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki we have a big big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is sayi
up more meetings. biden met with the nra and will sit down with some people in the entertainment industry this evening. interestingly, the vice president isn't even sure if their proposals will do anything to solve the actual problem. >> if you look at the tragic events that garner aid tension hard to pinpoint what you could have done to ensure it would haven't happened. >> andrea: okay. i know that d.c. likes to look like they are always doing something, but eric, if he doesn't sure what he is doing will result in something successful, why are they racing to do it? >> eric: they have to do it. they have to sit down with the nra and others on the right. it's interesting what they're doing with the retail outlet, wal-mart, dick's sporting good and bass pro shops and the other ones. they will go after this to say here is a great opportunity to you guys, we'll give it to you to do the background check and give it to you to sell things we don't want sold at gun shows. they think they will bring the business to them. get those groups on board. if you have wal-mart and bass pro shoppou
from the executive branch. of course when you're dealing with the nra this is somewhat expected. republicans have made no secrets that they intend to make the confirmation of chuck hagel very difficult. and jack lou who was nominated for treasury secretary will have a much easier go of it than hagel. well the conventional wisdom may be wrong. alabama senator jeff sessions, who is the ranking minority member of the senate budget committee had this to say about jack lou. >> i tend to oppose this nomination. he doesn't bring the former new york fed chairman like secretary geithner and other very prominent people that we've had as secretary of treasury the premier financial position in the united states government more important because our president has no training, and really no understanding of class classical business and economics. >> jennifer: and an unnamed congression nat source told the "washington post" jennifer ruben that lou was the one to screw up any dales deals and proposed lefty positions, whatever that means. and, we don't need a treasury secretary who thinks that w
-down with the nra on thursday. surn mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. washington officialsdy not expect he was going to win them over yesterday, but the powerful lobbying group left that meeting, determined to let it stand in the way of any new gun control measures. the meeting lasted more than an hour and a half, and afterward the nra released a statement saying it was disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. nra president david keene was not in the meeting but called the meeting one-sided. >> prior to the meeting they made a number of statements in the white house they hadn't made up their mind, but after the meeting the vice president made it clear in terms of firearms they had made up their mind. >> reporter: the nra fought every one of them. at a separate meeting with hunting and wild lyre groups the vice president said there is still room to find common ground. >> even if what we do is only save one life, it makes sense, and think we ca
. this comes after the nra is getting a host of support. autria godfrey is live. >> what little hope there might have been that vice-president biden and leaders with the nra could come to some sort of agreement on adequate gun control seem to be a pipe dream. leaders of the nra will continue to push the second amendment. they do so with an army of 4.2 million people behind them now. vice president joe biden painted the most graphic pictures yet while driving home his point. >> there is nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual people have of kids riddled not shot with a stray bullet riddled of bullet holes. >> concluding his meeting today the vice president promised his meeting to present a bomb would be made by tuesday. they are expected to include universal background checks and magazines. >> this is not. -- nuts. >> the push back was instant. people believe is an attack against the second amendment. the largest pro-gun group in the country is seeing a huge surge of report. a flood of new members appeared 100,000. >> it might be a knee-jerk reaction. >>
hide! well said. and sam's not alone. standing with him is nra head wayne lapierre, who in the wake of unimaginable tragedy, put forth a simple plan to reassure our troubled nation. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to have put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> stephen: yes, just put armed officers in every school. they can work it into the prom theme: enchantment under the siege. [ laughter ] and folks-- [cheers and applause] patriots like arizona sheriff joe arpaio are already implementing lapierre's vision. >> a controversial arizona sheriff has a plan for stopping gun violence in schools. he wants an armed posse of volunteers to stand guard. >> i have decided to now send a posse out, the armed posse to the schools. >> stephen: thank god. [ laughter ] because nothing reassures parents more than surrounding their kids with the kind of guys with a lot of weapons and nothing to do on weekdays. [ laughter ] these are the kind of reasonable solutions we need instead of blaming the real victims: guns. you s
"america live" nra lobbyists chris cox said the vice president wasn't interested in listening in thursday's meeting. >> gun control has been a failed experiment. let's look at mental health. look at the violent culture. let's look at things that can really address the underlying problem and then we can makebe a difference in the kid's lives. >> cox said mental health record should be part of the gun buyer background check. though the newtown tragedy was a result of unstable man with access to his mother's guns. quentin tarantino wrote and director "kill bill" and "pulp fiction" and jango unchained" refused to talk about the issue saying, "it's none of your business what i think about that." the nra has a ban on high capacity magazines sailing that, too, is missing the problem. >> we had a gun ban for a decade. even bill clinton's justice department said it had no impact. >> one of vice president's biden few specific suggestions he admitted was impractical. >> for example, every gun purchased can only be fired by the person who purchased it. literally would be unable to fire. the technolog
squared off with the powerful nra today, getting ready for a big announcement next week. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl now tells us what happened. >> reporter: on the day vice president biden met with the national rifle association, he made it clear he is pushing for the biggest expansion of gun control in two decades. >> there's got to be some common ground here. >> reporter: biden's proposals will likely include mandatory background checks on virtually every gun sale and a ban on semiautomatic weapons and those ammo clips that hold dozens of bullets. that will pit him squarely against the nra. >> everything that's been proposed impinges on people who have every right to own firearms. >> reporter: the nra has long been a lobbying force like no other. its unwavering opposition to gun control immortalized by its late president, charlton heston. >> from my cold, dead hands! >> reporter: they even managed to expand gun rights during president obama's first term, legalizing guns in national parks and on amtrak. the nra has more than 4 million members and lots of money. do
. this happened on the very day that the vice president met with the n.r.a. the vice president has been tasked with coming up withga recommendations for curbing gun violence, and major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> scott, there were no illusions on either side about what would come from the vices president's meeting with the national rifle association and other gun rights' groups.re but for pure political andso public relations reasons neither side could ignore the other. they didn't, and deep differences remain. the meeting lasted more than 90 minutes. afterward, we spoke with n.r.a. president david keene, who did not attend the session with biden. he described the conversation asescr "one-sided." >> we were disappointed, in a sense, because prior to the meeting, they made a number of statements from the white house that they haven't made up their mind. but at the meeting, the vice president made it clear that, in terms of firearms, they have made up their mind. >> reporter: keene said the n.r.a. will take its lobbying might and growing membership list to congress
of the nra and i am in favor of universal background tracks. i have sold guns privately myself where i wished i could do a background check on the person because i want to be 100% safe. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: but i just wanted to let you guys know that most -- as in like 99% of the people who sell guns and gun shows are firearms dealers, so they have to run a background check anyway. and any website that you buy a firearm from or -- whether it's a dealer website or like an auction website, where i can go and list a firearm for sale. when that firearm gets shipped out, it has to get shipped to a licensed gun dealer -- >> stephanie: hang on. after the break right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) as marijuana gains social and legal acceptance, a new pioneer is emerging from the backwoods. >> i'm basically like a farmer. instead of corn, you've got dope. (vo) but what is legal and what is criminal? >> this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happ
president said he saw emerging consensus in some areas here. the nra said they were disappointed what is really going on here? >> that's right. that's essentially what we expected, the nra saying they wanted to come and listen to what the administration is talking about, but certainly the administration is looking for some tough guidelines here, to prevent violence in the future. so, some of the things that the vice president says has been emerging from the discussion. he pointed out these are not his recommendations, but what he's hearing from all of these meetings is, at the top of the list, universal background checks. not closing loopholes at sales, but universal background checks, and a ban on high capacity ammunition clips. these are two things that the vice president says has been emerging at the top of the list from the discussions he has been holding. but the nra obviously pushing back on this. clearly disappointed. disappointed, they said, by how these meetings have less to do with protecting the children and more to do with "the agenda, the attack on the second amendment, w
word with lawrence odonnell". >> the nra met its worst nightmare today and his name is joe biden. >> the nra is a friend of freedom. >> i want to thank the national rifle association. >> they do a terrific job. >> we have the craziest people. >> too much weaponry in all the wrong hands. >> but there are also thing that is we know. >> he has a lot of friends on the hill. >> the vice president's task force powwow. >> there is no room. >> not to give an inch of ground. >> there is no room for compromise. >> we have another school shooting in taft, california at the same moment the nra is at the white house. >> they want change it is simple. >> more guns are not the answer. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle. >> the newtown tragedy, tucson and the movie theater massacres. >> is part of what sets america apart from the rest of the world. >> he called for armed guards in schools. >> call me crazy, you sir, are [ bleep ] in the head. >> as vice president joe biden was conducting a meeting at the white house today, a 16-year-old student was shot today when a student walked into the sc
the nra. >> vice-president joe biden painted the most graphic picture yet while driving home his plan to revamp gun restrictions. >> there has nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual people -- the visual that people have of six-year-olds were told -- riddled with bullet holes. >> he said that recommendations would be made to president obama by tuesday. that will include universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines. >> i grew up in the hunting culture, but this is not. why does anybody need a 30-clip? >> the push back was almost in -- instant, as the nra blasted the discussion as an attack on the second amendment. in just the last 18 days, the nra reports that they have seen a flood of new members 100,000 to be exact. this man says the jump in membership does not exactly a surprise him but he feels responsible gun owners not the lack of gun owners, is what is needed. >> you have to be responsible with whenever you have. some people crash and kill people in cars. there are millions of people out there with high capacity rifles and they a
tla it leads to real life violence. >>> task force is being slammed for what the nra is calling a "agenda to attack the second amendment." . biden spent most of their meeting yesterday focusing on restrictions that would impact lawful gun owners. the vice president says those ideas include a universal background check and limiting the size of high capacity magazines. the nra says it will now work with congress to focus on what it calls better options. >> first, school security. that's essential to protecting our children. secondly, reform of the ways had which we deal with the mentally ill and including the violently or potentially violently mentally ill on the list of people not allowed to buy firearms. >> the nra is also pushing for a program to put armed guards in every school in the nation. biden says he will present his recommendations to president obama on tuesday. >>> right now, police in two counties and the district are searching for a dangerous man who broke out of a locked hospital ward. 27-year-old clayton mollenhoff broke down a door to escape washington adventist h
's clear the proposals from the task force will be running head on into the nra. >> we know that it is -- there is no silver bullet. >> with vice president biden's task force the focus is starting to turn to what, if anything, can get passed with a congress in gridlock. but republican senator chuck grassley sounded positive about restricting high powered gun magazines and requiring background checks. >> i think we have to do things to make sure the database of the fbi has all of the information so people can't buy guns that shouldn't have guns. >> the vice president laid out some of the ideas emerging from his task force on thursday but did not mention a new assault weapons ban stirring speculation that the white house is dropping the proposal but the white house says that's not so. an administration spokesman told cnn avoiding this issue because it's been politically difficult in the past is not an option. that's despite what will be fierce opposition from the nation's top gun lobby, the national rifle association. >> i do not think there's going to be a ban on assault weap
with the n.r.a. this afternoon, biden gave us a glimse into what some of those suggestions might be. watch this. >> there's an emerging set of recommendations, not coming from me, but coming from the groups we've met with and i'm focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership, the type of weapons that they own. and one is, there's a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. i've never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something about high capacity magazines, as i've heard spontaneously from every group that we've met with so far. and the last area, which is an area at that is-- the whole question of the ability of any federal agency to do any research on the issue of gun violence. >> sean: now, keep in mind, uncle joe made those comments before he met with members of gun rights groups and from the sound of it the meeting was very unproductive. the n.r.a. puts out a statement. we were disappointed how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with attacking a second
and persuade him to lay down his weapon. which proves the point, even the nra's single answer to the issue of gun violence has just gone up in smoke. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews is next. >>> we're going into nut country. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, paranoid america is climbing out of its bunker. the near possibility that the obama administration might stop the easy sale of the scariest guns to the scariest people has aroused the slippery slope crowd. these cousins of the grassy knoll folks believe that any limit on the wide open market for guns and ammo threatens their own hardware. any reasonable action by the american people to stop the carrage is to these paranoids the first unfaltering step to mass confiscation of everything from shoth guns to daisy rifles. well, tonight we let you hear from the craziest of the crazies. my question, are the regular gun owners of this country, the people who go out and hunt in hunting season, the people who shoot skeet or simply like to pack their own bull
of the mentally or emotionally disturbed. if we can't do that woult arousing the call to arms the nra. those who want to keep the scariest guns from the scariest people? or those who want to make it easy as possible for the scariest people to get the scariest guns. what side are you on, mr. and mrs. america? we begin with governor dan maloy of connecticut. governor, thank you so much. >> talk about it, what it means to be the governor of a state that saw the newtown horror. >> well, listen, it changes your life. i had to be there on the 14th. i actually had to tell a bunch of parents and adults that their loved ones were not coming back. and that's a life-changing experience. and then to go to funeral after funeral of babies over the course of a week is also life-changing. but having said all of that, we've got to do something about violence and something about the proliferation of these high-impact guns that really have no other real use tlan to kill someone. that's what they're designed for. a young man can walk into a school and set himself up to kill as many people as he possibly can and ult
this but gun violence meetings on capitol hill with a chart focus. vice president joe biden met with the nra. he recommends setting up a strong system or background checks. there is also tal of a ban on assault weapons. he says the changes are necessary to put a stop to senseless violence. gun rights activists say that manning -- banning is not the answer. >> reform the ways we deal with the mentally ill come including lee -- including the mentally ill. >> diminish the probability what we have seen in the mass shootings occur and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in schools. >> the nra claims thousands of new members since the shooting in connecticut. and control is an issue that state lawmakers are addressing at that maryland general assembly. >> the showdown between b.g.e. and local lawmaker. >> when lawmaker has introduced legislation to keep b.g.e. from charging consumers a monthly fee to maintain their old meters. we have more on the issue. >> what we are talking about is a refusal fee. it is an issue in 19 states, including maryland. smart meters are supposed to ex
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